Fourth Disclose launched its long-awaited Hydra neoprene drysuit this week.
The Hydra Drysuit is designed with icy-water adventures in thoughts, and sports a shut becoming and streamlined vogue.
High Density Neoprene (HDN) is extinct in significant areas through the suit. Compressed from 7mm to 4mm, HDN fuses the thermal safety of neoprene with a greater consistency of buoyancy through the dive. HDN is laminated with hardwearing cloth on the exterior for abrasion resistance, and smoother linings on the internal to originate bigger consolation and reduction donning.
Supratex linings give protection to significant put apart on areas in the crotch and underarms without limiting freedom of circulate. Parts of the suit customarily exposed to extra abrasion corresponding to shoulders, waist and knees get a posh Durawear print. Seams are fused and blindstitched sooner than being taped on the internal and exterior plasma seams prevent abrasion from your gear or atmosphere.
Mobility is mostly the alternate-off when opting for neoprene drysuits. The Hydra maximizes this mobility with underarm gussets and the an identical composite YKK dry-zipper extinct in the Argonaut drysuit which is design more versatile and lighter in weight than the primitive brass zips. Experience has proven that these zips, if taken care of neatly, will give extended, aesthetic efficiency.
4mm compressed neoprene dryboots are fitted as identical old. They characteristic double layer reinforcement, acceptable grip and an ergonomic footbed, and are fitted with Apollo Bio-Dry inflate and dump valves.
The Hydra is supplied with a Hydpro Snug Pro low-pressure hose. This braided hose is encased in a polyurethane coating which ensures low friction, flexibility and aesthetic sturdiness even in icy temperatures. Included with every Hydra is a 5mm Neoprene hood and Hydra Altering Internet price £84.95 (~US$104).
One more first for Fourth Disclose is that the Hydra Drysuit is at as soon as in the market to protect affirm online, as neatly as through sellers, to permit divers to protect snappy and easily.
The Hydra Drysuit retails for £999/$1399 €1249. For more data, shuffle take a look at out the Fourth Disclose internet page.
John Liang is the Files Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving worm whereas in High College in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Delivery Water Diver certification in the Pink Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Bound of Costa Rica, and various locations along side a pool in Las Vegas serving to to interrupt the field inform for the largest underwater press convention.